The Wellbeing Toolkit
A tool kit of quality assured recommended resources and strategies which are fully accessible and freely available
Mental health support
MIND has produced a list of local support groups
Shropshire Mind is a local mental health charity who provide a wide range of quality services across the county for people and their families who are affected by mental and emotional distress.
The Samaritans contact page lists the different types of support that they can offer.
Shropshire Mental Health Crisis Team can be contacted through their website, or phone: 01743 277500 / email:
PTSD support www.ptsduk.org/treatment-options/where-to-get-help/
Coping with anxiety
The Guardian has produced an informative video featuring Dr Luana Marques – an anxiety specialist
Self help – this informative website has many suggestions to help you cope with anxiety.
Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies
Marie Curie has a range of services to support people affected by the death of a loved one whether the bereavement is expected, has happened recently or was some time ago. You can also speak to them before a loved one has died.
Telephone support & counselling from Education Support
A free, confidential helpline which operates 24/7. Staffed by trained counsellors who listen to you without judgement and help you find a way forward, whatever your worries or concerns. Available to all teachers, lecturers and staff in education (primary, secondary, further or higher education) in England, Wales and Scotland.
UK-wide: 08000 562 561
Text: 07909 341229
You can find out more about the helpline, and the charity which operates it on their website
External private providers
Soraya Bellis. “I am an accredited MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor with 21 years’ experience. I work with staff and pupils across several schools in Shropshire, including primary and private schools. I have a private practice where I work with young people and adults, using the person-centered approach, TA and solution focused therapy. I offer both long and short term therapy. I supervise counsellors and teaching and pastoral staff. As a Bangor University Mindfulness Teacher, I also offer mindfulness as part of therapy and teach it on the Resilience for Health module at Glyndwr University. I am currently offering online and telephone during this period of lockdown.”
Michelle Welch. “I describe myself as an integrative counsellor drawing on a range of therapies, including Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Solution Focused and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning. I work in a very individual way with both adults and young people.
I have (CPCAB) Counselling and Psychotherapy Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, a Foundation Degree Arts in Counselling, a Certificate in Foundation Skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also an accredited member of the BACP. I am also passionate about the importance of supervision for staff. I am qualified to run online counselling, which is a crucial part to support during the difficult time that we are currently experiencing with COVID 19. I can help with long-term face-to-face work, short-term face-to-face work alongside online support.”
Michelle can be contacted at and further information is available on her website: www.listeningroomcounsellingservice.com. She also offers counselling links to schools: www.thelisteningroom4schools.co.uk
Coronavirus and your wellbeing This toolkit from Mind can help you with planning and taking care of your wellbeing during self-isolation, working from home and worries around Covid-19.
Public Health England has published some general guidance on Covid-19 on their website
LinkedIn Learning resources to support you during the Covid-19 outbreak provides information on mental health and well-being while working remotely during COVID-19.
Another suggested Link: https://www.headspace.com/educators
There is detailed information on strategies to help us deal with the Covid-19 situation on the Action for Happiness site
HRH the Duke of Cambridge, Gareth Southgate, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry, Danny Rose and Jermaine Jenas join Dan Walker for a revealing conversation about men’s mental health.
Coronavirus anxiety self help survival guide
Written by Jenn Cooper, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, this guide gives practical and immediate strategies to manage anxiety caused by Covid-19. You can download the full 16 page guide here
Further reading list
You can download the full wellbeing reading list from this link.